Johannes Hoffman

M, #5230, b. circa 1678
ChartsDescendants of Lijsbeth Sanders

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Last Edited30/01/2015
Birth*Johannes Hoffman was born circa 1678.1
Marriage*He married Maria Louisz, daughter of Louis van Bengale and Lijsbeth Sanders, on 9 August 1711 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3,4


Maria Louisz b. 10 Feb 1686
Arrival* Before 1698, Johannes Hoffman arrived at the Cape from Langeberg, Germany.5,4 
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusJohannes Hoffman became a burgher in 1698, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival Paarl, Cape Colony.4


  1. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[1711] Do. [9 Aùgùsti] Jan Hofman van den Berg, Jongm: met Maria Loùisz van de Caap.…, last accessed 24 May 2012."
  3. [S326] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die Blanke Nageslag van Louis van Bengale en Lijsbeth van die Kaap", Kronos (Die Blanke nageslag . . .) 1 (1979): x 9.8.1711 Johannes Hoffman(n) van Langenberg, burger Paarl 1698.. Hereinafter cited as "Die Blanke nageslag."
  4. [S152] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 3 H-I (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1992), Page 425. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 3 H-I.
  5. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946), HOFFMANN, JOHANNES.-Langenberg. Burgher at Paarl (1698). ~9.8.1711 Maria Louisz of the C. 3 daughters: Anna (10.5.1705), Catharina (1.5.1707) ~(1) Fredrik Huppenaar, son of Peter Hübner (q.v.); (2) Fredrik Scheepers (G.R., III, p. 224); (3) Willem Landman (G.R. nr. 519), Elsje (16.11.1710) ~ Jan du Buis (G.R., I, p. 127). (CJ 726: 10; MOOC 14/26 nr. 14.). Hereinafter cited as Personalia.

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